Long ago, Howe and Prakash (1969, Can. J. Genet. Cytol. 11:689-705) reported a surprising finding. Working with Neurospora tetrasperma, they initiated crosses by plating conidia onto part of a lawn of protoperithecia of the opposite mating type.
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